It was time for a comprehensive register of contractors, architects told the government earlier this week. 

The chamber of architects, known as Kamra tal-Periti, met with Planning Parliamentary Secretary Chris Agius on Thursday to discuss their vision for an overhaul of the current building regulations, which they warned are both “outdated and insufficient”.
Representatives of the Building Regulation Office (BRO) and the Building Industry Consultative Council (BICC), as well as consultants appointed by the government to oversee the establishment of a new authority which is intended to regulate the industry, were also present for the meeting.
In his presentation on the proposals, chamber vice-president André Pizzuto called for the “dire need” for a comprehensive register of contractors. 
Mr Pizzuto told Times of Malta when contacted contractors should also be insured.
They would have to have a certain level of competence, and they would also need to be able to certify their own work.
“To be able to do that they will need to have a certain level of qualifications, training and standards. Ultimately this will promote safety and quality,” Mr Pizzuto said, adding that the chamber…

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